Weekly News Round-Up: The Verve, Jamie T and more

Missed any of the week’s top news stories? Live4ever has it covered with our Weekly News Round-Up, looking back at ten of the biggest headlines we featured during the last seven days in British music.

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft playing the Albert Hall in Manchester, May 2016. (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft playing the Albert Hall in Manchester, May 2016. (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Some concrete details have been confirmed for the reissues of The Verve‘s first two studio albums – 1993’s ‘A Storm In Heaven‘ and its 1995 follow-up ‘A Northern Soul‘.

The former will be re-released on September 9th as 4-disc super deluxe edition, remastered by Chris Potter and complete with earlier EP tracks, acoustic takes, live recordings and two other collections, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Shoeshine Girl’. An accompanying DVD has a 1992 Camden Town Hall concert, the US video for ‘Blue’ and previously unseen footage from New York in October 1992.

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Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul will jointly headline Bestival in September, adding to The Cure and Major Lazer who are already at the summit.

“I can’t wait to be back in the UK to perform at Bestival,” Wiz Khalifa says. “The fans here have such good energy, it’s going to be lit.”

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Bastille will release their second album ‘Wild World‘ on September 9th.

They broke the news on Instagram soon after the successor to 2013’s ‘Bad Blood‘ was primed with new single ‘Good Grief‘s Spotify upload. Dan Smith will be looking to keep the significant impact of his band’s debut going on this follow-up

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Adele and Coldplay drew strong viewing figures on the BBC during last weekend’s Glastonbury festival.

Adele’s Saturday night headline gig on the Pyramid Stage had a short-lived peak of 3.7 million viewers, the highest since Jay Z in 2008, while Coldplay had an average of 2 million viewers as they were joined by Bee Gee Barry Gibb, organiser Michael Eavis and paid tribute to Viola Beach on the Sunday.

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White Lies will put out ‘Friends‘ as their first studio album since 2013’s ‘Big TV’ on October 7th.

“In the past couple of years, we’ve noticed friends’ life situations causing them to make big decisions – marriages, kids, moving out of London,” says bassist Charles Cave.

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Jamie T

Jamie T‘s new single ‘Tinfoil Boy’ is out now after being premiered on BBC Radio 1 last week.

Another result of the collaboration between Jamie and co-producer James Dring, the track’s release continues to make up for lost time after the five years between ‘Kings & Queens‘ and 2014’s ‘Carry On The Grudge‘, while last year also had a new release courtesy of the ‘Magnolia Melancholia’

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The Beatles’ Apple Corps have partnered with Cirque du Soleil to celebrate the recent streaming release of ‘Love‘ via a brand new video for the album’s version of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps‘.

The ‘Love‘ album was made available to streaming services for the first time last week, opening the Cirque du Soleil show companion piece up to a wider audience.

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While his band might be ready to put their black boots away for good, Ozzy Osbourne has no intention himself to retire.

The return of Black Sabbath since 2012, and the story of one of Britain’s most influential rock bands, will come to an end on home soil early next year when two nights at the Genting Arena in Birmingham round off their The End farewell tour.

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The Boxer Rebellion will spend four cold, winter evenings playing UK gigs in support of this year’s ‘Ocean By Ocean‘ record.

Beginning at the Manchester Gorilla on December 1st, the band also visits Leeds and Brighton ahead of the already confirmed date at Shepherds Bush Empire in London on December 7th.

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Milburn‘s 2016 comeback is to encompass a London gig for This Feeling in a week or so’s time.

The Sheffield quartet returned earlier this year through a succession of sold-out hometown shows, and are due to go Sheffield and beyond with more sold-out dates around the UK in September. Before then, they’re supported at Nambucca, London on Saturday July 9th by April.

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